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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1024–1029

Simultaneous RGB reflections from single-pitched cholesteric liquid crystal films with Fibonaccian defects

Na Young Ha, Yoichi Takanishi, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1024-1029 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001024


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Abstract

We introduce quasi-periodic Fibonaccian phase defects into single-pitched cholesteric liquid crystalline systems. Numerical simulations of reflection spectra from the proposed systems demonstrate simultaneous red, green, and blue reflections or multiple photonic band gaps. Fundamental optical properties are discussed as functions of phase jump (orientational defect angles), unit lengths and the orders of Fibonacci systems.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

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Na Young Ha, Yoichi Takanishi, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe, "Simultaneous RGB reflections from single-pitched cholesteric liquid crystal films with Fibonaccian defects," Opt. Express 15, 1024-1029 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-3-1024


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